Reporting of Highly Qualified Teachers in core content areas is no longer required. Beginning with the 2017-18 ND’s Expanded Accountability Dashboard, North Dakota’s Department of Public Instruction will report the percent of teachers that are licensed, in addition to other new reporting requirements.
The State of North Dakota offers alternate teaching opportunities to address critical teacher shortages by allowing alternate access licenses to individuals who have not completed all the requirements for traditional licensure in North Dakota.
Emergency teacher licensure is a process whereby the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board can grant temporary teaching certificates to individuals who do not meet the traditional licensure criteria. Alternate Access licenses (emergency licenses) can only be granted in cases where no licensed teacher can be found to fill a given position. During this temporary licensure period, a teacher must work toward permanent certification through the traditional channels.
Alternate Access licenses are issued for a period of one year.
Please contact North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction with any questions and feedback via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org